The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will present its 81st annual Holiday Concert in virtual format. Fresh off performing for the second consecutive year with the President at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., the chorus will present a
virtual Holiday Special with religious and secular season favorites. Due to the pandemic, the presentation will be virtual and the concert will debut on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:30PM MST on YouTube. See link below:
Additional airings will continue throughout the season on YouTube as well as broadcast on KOLD-TV Ch 13:
- Thursday, December 17 – 1:00AM
- Friday, December 18 – 2:00AM
- Saturday, December 19 – 3:30AM
- Saturday, December 26 – 1:00AM
- Sunday, December 27 – 12:00AM
The thirty-minute special was filmed in Tucson at White Stallion Ranch, Hacienda Del Sol and Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Under the musical direction of Dr. Julian Ackerley, The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Touring Chorus and Tucson Arizona Young Men’s Ensemble are featured in a festive compilation of Christmas and Hannukah selections including traditional favorites. The show is dedicated to Gene Ackerley, father of Dr. Julian Ackerley, who assisted the chorus with advertising beginning in 1980 – who passed in January and whose 98th birthday is December 17.
Songs on the 81st Annual Holiday Special include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Jingle Bells, Christmas Song; S’Vivon; Sing We Now of Christmas; White Christmas; Hark, The Herald Angels Sing; Star Carol; See Amid the
Winter’s Snow; and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
If you wish to make a donation to support the chorus, call (520) 296-6277. Founded in 1939, the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus has gained worldwide acclaim with thousands of boys participating over the years. An annual tradition, the CHRISTMAS TREE LOT is open until December 22 featuring beautiful fresh cut trees at competitive prices on Douglas Fir, Noble Fir and Nordmann Fir Christmas
trees, fresh wreaths and garland. The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus is recruiting for the spring semester with ongoing placements for any boy who would like to participate in the rich tradition of the Chorus. Call (520) 296-6277 for more information about endless opportunities or www.boyschorus.org